Have you ever had anything happen that seemed like a miracle? Or maybe it was something that was just such a wild coincidence that it seemed like something more than a coincidence?
As I explained in the About Me section of this blog, I believe a miracle occurred in my life last year when a carriage house for me to rent, and the money to rent it, fell in my lap, seemingly out of the sky, while I was living out of my parents’ guest room. It was too weird. It was one of those chill-giving, “whoa” moments, where you know something energetic just happened, but you don’t know what or how.
Well, this was not my first “whoa” moment. I had had several crazy coincidences over the previous year. I realize now that the universe was poking me with a big stick, and I am just the densest human being on the planet. But the more I noticed these coincidences, the more they happened. And finally, I was like, “Enough!! I have to figure this out! Stop poking me, mother f*-er!” Of course, I said this with absolute joy in my heart, because smart spiritual people don’t call the universe a “mother f*-er.”
So after the carriage house fell out of the sky, I started researching religions, philosophy and science and discovering things. And praying. And meditating. The more I researched, the more aware I became, and I gradually had a shift in consciousness: a recognition of something that I thought I believed but had never known or internalized.
About a month later, I had another crazy coincidence. I took a meeting with a friend who was interested in opening a business and wanted my perspective as a patient. We met to discuss a wellness education center where she would offer healthy food and classes. Now, I was high on love and gratitude at the time. I was deep in the spiritual. So prior to the meeting, I asked her if she minded praying with me, because I was really getting into this crazy spiritual sh*t. Thankfully, she is such a sweet person that she didn’t roll her eyes. I mean, who asks to pray before a meeting? And who curses about their religious experiences?!! (I do)
We bowed our heads, and I thanked the universe for bringing us together and prayed that it would give her what she needed to help as many people as possible. As the meeting progressed, we spent a good bit of time discussing what she would need to have a commercial kitchen set up—how she’d need a grease trap, a triple sink, a hood, and what was a triple sink again? Finally, it was lunch time, and we were starving, so we ran up to a strip mall restaurant for some yummy food.
As we pulled up to the strip mall into a parking place, here comes a man out of the store directly in front of my car carrying something large. On closer examination, we realized that he was carrying a triple sink from a commercial kitchen. My friend laughed, “Hahaha. There’s my triple sink!” And I said, “That IS your triple sink. Watch!”
I got out of the car and said, “what are you doing with that triple sink?” The man replied, “I was gonna throw it in that dumpster. Do you want it?” I said, “Maybe.” I was driving my tiny Honda Accord and had no room for anything. Then, he said, “Well, I have a whole kitchen full of commercial kitchen equipment that I am trying to get rid of in here. You can have all of it for free.” Then, he and his helpers proceeded to pull out 15 square feet of commercial kitchen equipment, a sink, shelving, pots and pans, a trap, furniture, and put it on the curb for us to have.
At this point, my friend and I were laughing so hard that it hurt. I mean, what the hell??!! We ask for help, talk about commercial kitchen equipment, and here it is?
Then, we realized that we had another dilemma.
We knew that we had no way to transport any of it with my tiny car. I looked at my friend and said, “Well, God gave you all of this equipment; I guess he’ll help us find a way to transport it.” We both had to leave for previous engagements, so we decided to leave the equipment, hope it didn’t get pilfered (a tall order in a large metro area) and rent a truck the next day at Home Depot. We hoped for the best and left.
The next morning when I called my friend to arrange our trip to Home Depot, she said, “Great news! My ex-boyfriend called me last night and happened to have some workers on a moving truck in the area, and they picked up all the equipment and delivered it to my house for free!”
We both just howled with laughter.
POKE. POKE. POKE.
POKE. POKE. POKE.
Have you had your wake-up call?
I know miracles are a stretch for some of you. They were a stretch for me, too. I mean, I went to college, y’all. I gots degreez and designationz. With honors. I love science. I believe in evolution and global warming. I certainly didn’t believe in any of the miracles in the Bible. To me, the Bible was just a book of stories to help us, much like fairy tales. I never ever prayed, because I believed, even if there were some cosmic, God-like force, it did not participate in the material world.
So I know what skeptical is.
But I invite you to open your mind and suspend your disbelief. Think of something, anything, that has ever happened to you that gave you the chills or took your breath away or just made you say, “huh, that’s weird.”
For example, have you ever thought about someone right before you received a call from them? Or talked about someone you hadn’t seen in 20 years and then run into them the next day? Or had someone, who knew nothing about you, tell you something that you needed to hear at the exact moment you needed to hear it? How about finding or receiving something that seems irrelevant only to discover that it’s exactly what you needed two days later? Have you ever heard of someone who tried to get pregnant and gave up, and the minute they went to adopt they got pregnant? (Hahaha. I know, that last one is a little specific. But I will explain that in a later post.)
Think about it.
What are your crazy coincidences and triple sinks?
And if you feel inclined, share a coincidence with us in the comments section below.
In my next post, I’ll tell you about the first science I found to explain what is actually a magic unicorn world where commercial kitchen equipment and carriage houses can fall from the sky. It’s twisty, out-there, nutso, rainbow, bat-sh*t crazy. But it’s also science.
And it’s a world where YOU matter.
Until then, joy and laughter to you. And triple sinks.